Why a Resistant strand of Group A Streptococcus is Causing Problems in Children and Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics

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Why a Resistant strand of Group A Streptococcus is Causing Problems in Children and Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics

Abstract: Streptococcus is a bacteria that has been evolving through the recent centuries. A new form of these bacteria from group A streptococcus is becoming resistant and creating a whole new kind of this disease. The new form of this disease is twenty seven percent resistant to the antibiotic and is causing pneumonia meningitis in children. The new cures being created to fight against these bacteria are great except for that the new vaccine has no effect on children. Researches have finally found a vaccine that is effective on children because of a protein that is attached to the vaccine. Within a period of three
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There are three kinds or groups of streptococcus A, B, and C group. Group A streptococcus are known as streptococcus pyogenes, which are also known as S pyogene. In 1884 the organism was named s pyogene by the scientist Rosebach (Sat Sharma MD, 2004). Though the bacteria wasn't named till 1884 it was first described by Billroth in 1874. Streptococcus is known to cause the diseases rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonias, sinusitis, and
Streptococcus Group A 2 ear infections (American Academy of Otolaryngology). There are antibiotics for these diseases, but over the years they have been becoming more resistant.
Streptococcus is becoming more resistant to antibiotics. Over a period of three years from September 1, 1993 to August 31, 1996 a study was done on children suffering from the resistant group A streptococcus (Dr. Arditi, 1999). This new group A strain caused children pneumococcal meningitis. Researches looked at eight different hospitals in the United States and one hundred and eighty cases within these three years. The study was designed to look at clinical presentation, hospital course, and the outcome from the children being cured. As they watched and monitored the children's progress on the different antibiotics used to cure streptococcus. Also the researchers has to take into consideration if the streptococcus was becoming resistant, which antibiotics were given as treatment, and from those antibiotics which streptococcus became

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